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From Dusk till Dawn
Episode 22926th October 2023 • Verbal Diorama • Verbal Diorama
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It's got Tarantino's trademark dialogue, Rodriguez's trademark visuals and Salma Hayek dancing seductively in a bikini... what more could you want in a crime thriller slash vampire movie?

Originating as a story by future Wishmaster director and KNG EFX visual effects master Robert Kurtzman, which he planned to direct as a low budget horror film, that all changed when he enlisted a then-unknown Quentin Tarantino to write the screenplay.

This was well before Reservoir Dogs would put Tarantino on the map, and while Reservoir Dogs would cement his name as a director, just as El Mariachi did for Robert Rodriguez, the key to getting From Dusk till Dawn made, would be the film many believe to be his magnum opus: Pulp Fiction...

With the power of Pulp Fiction behind him, Tarantino would enlist his friend Robert Rodriguez to direct, Tarantino himself to star, and arrange a deal with Miramax to pump up a $2 million budget to $17 million, as long as they could get the movie made in six months from start to finish...

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